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Master Plan Success Stories: What Really Worked in 2020

All 50 of the top-selling master-planned communities achieving a place in our annual ranking are winners, as they sold at least 437 new homes in 2020. Beyond that commonality, these master plans, or MPCs for short, also embody several trends …

Top 50 Master Plans Achieve a Record 37K New Home Sales in 2020

The John Burns Real Estate Consulting team congratulates the management teams behind the top 50 master-planned communities, which sold at least 437 new homes per community during 2020. This threshold is the highest in our 10-year survey history! Over 37,000 …

The Light: Suburban Migration Benefits Single-Family Rentals

We have all heard the tales of the current renter migration to the suburbs and even to the exurbs in some parts of the country. Until now, the migration story captivating the housing sector has been mostly anecdotal. But we …

2020’s Boom, Mini-Bust, and Boom

Many forget that the housing market was booming in January and February. In this podcast, host Dean Wehrli and John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s own Senior Vice President Jody Kahn and Senior Manager Devyn Bachman take us on a quick history trip …

5 Themes for Masterplan Success

The top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) sold more than 31,000 new homes last year, a phenomenal 10% increase over 2018. Based on consulting and/or visiting almost all of the top 50, we identified 5 themes for success this year: Lower …

2019 Top 50 Masterplans Reveal Southern Attraction

Congratulations to the skillful management teams behind the top 50 master-planned communities, which sold at least 360 new homes per community during 2019. Together, the top 50 masterplans sold more than 31,000 new homes in 2019, reflecting a 13% increase …

New Single-Family Rental Market Index: Healthy Industry with Strong Leasing Demand and High Occupancy

Categories: Rental Housing

John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) and The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) released the inaugural Single-Family Rental Market Index (SFRMI), a first-of-its-kind resource that will serve as the definitive gauge of professionally managed single-family rental industry conditions. With scores above …

Water: The Rising Tide of MPC Amenities

90% of the 50 top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) include a significant water amenity! While working on our year-end summary of the best-selling masterplans, we noted some amazing water-inspired amenities.   44 fishing ponds and lakes in The Woodlands by Woodlands …

What Makes the 50 Top-Selling Masterplans So Successful?

Combining for over 28,000 new home sales in 2018, the developers and builders behind these 50 top-selling masterplans have figured out the secret sauce to success. For a rare few, success is simply the right product in the right location …

Amenities and Broad-Based Demand Drove Top 50 Masterplans’ Sales

Broad-based demand supported a solid sales year for builders and developers. The surge in first-time buyer demand that we identified in 2017 continued to expand in 2018, benefitting many MPCs. Though numerous builders are shifting away from higher price points, …